Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 4:46 pm
At 72, after 30 years in the U.S. Senate, Mitch McConnell has finally realized his life's ambition.
He never wanted to be president — he just wanted to be Senate majority leader. And when he ascends to that perch come January, McConnell will finally have a chance to shape the chamber he says he deeply loves. McConnell declared his first priority will be to make what's been called a paralyzed Senate function again. But the politician who became the face of obstruction over the past four years will have to persuade Democrats to cooperate.